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HP - Instant Ink 50-Page Monthly Plan for Select HP Printers

Enter an automatic ink-purchasing program with this HP Instant Ink enrollment card. Its initial one-month plan provides 50 pages of ink and includes a free supply for the second month, and unused pages automatically rollover for more cost savings. This HP Instant Ink enrollment card has no annual fees, and you can change or cancel your service plan anytime.
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    • HP Instant Ink 50-Page Monthly Plan for Select HP Printers

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    94% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (5209 out of 5573)

    Features


    Monthly charges are based on pages printed, not cartridges used

    Ink, shipping and cartridge recycling are included.

    How it works

    Printer uses the Internet to let HP know when to send more ink. Here's how you can get all the ink you need, delivered to your door.

    Monthly plan

    Takes the hassle out of purchasing ink. The 1st month of service is included.


    Customer rating

    Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars with 5573 reviews

    93%
    would recommend to a friend

    Pros

    Cons

    • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

      NOT RECOMMENDED!!!! BEWARE!!

      Posted
      sweetp

      Like many others who have posted here, I have found this program to be a complete and utter rip off...they want you to pay and pay and pay, even if they're not sending you ink cartridges because you're not using the 'monitored' ink, for whatever reason. If you stop paying the monthly fee, even though you have full ink cartridges THAT YOU HAVE ALREADY PAID FOR, THEY WILL SHUT OFF THE INK CARTRIDGES WITH THE EMBEDDED CHIP AND HOLD YOUR REMAINING INK HOSTAGE. And their customer service is beyond disappointing. I WILL NEVER PURCHASE ANOTHER HP PRODUCT AFTER MY EXPERIENCE WITH THIS PROGRAM AND IT'S CUSTOMER SERVICE REPS. I signed up for a free promotion for this program when I purchased my new printer. I've had internet connectivity issues with the printer and have only used the printer a handful of times over the 6mths I've had it. I haven't even needed to insert the brand new, still wrapped replacement ink cartridges that they have already sent me. I changed credit cards and failed to update my new credit card info on their website, so they did not receive the monthly payment for their Sept 3rd-Oct 2nd billing period (it is currently Sept 21st) I wasn't in any rush to update my info because I was considering that there didn't seem to be any value for me with this program. I discovered when I went to print a page, for the first time in a month and half, that my printer no longer works, and displays a message saying to contact HPink.Com. Upon calling their customer service line, I was told that unless I kept paying the monthly fee, they will not turn my ink back on, and I cannot use any of the ink that I already have, AND EVEN THOUGH THEY HAVEN'T SENT ME INK IN MONTHS. I currently have 3 unopened, unused ink cartridges that were sent to me previously, and a full black cartridge that I had just opened, that are completely useless to me. AVOID THIS PROGRAM LIKE THE PLAGUE...unless you are able to print right to their limit every month (don't go over or they'll charge you even more!), or you don't mind paying regularly for nothing...

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

      Not worth it.

      Posted
      ladywine

      I've used this program for the two years (current date 9/2018) since I got a new printer. Seemed like a great idea. I have two kids in middle/high school, I feel like I print things pretty regularly, so does my husband. Having looked over our usage, we generally print just over 100 pages per month. That means the 100 page per month is too small and the 300 pages per month is WAY more than we need. But I was paying for the 300 page per month plan. Today I decided to go look at the cost of ink to see if I was really saving anything. At the first place I checked, I found that the cost of the black XL and multi pack color was just over $100 (I was paying about $120/year for the instant ink program, and yes, I realize they're supposed to be bigger cartridges). Please note that I have been enrolled in the program for 2 years (a few of those months were on the smaller plan, but for the purposes of my review, let's just figure $120/year for 2 years). I decided to cancel my plan. Here's what I found interesting about the cancellation process...I got an email telling me that the cartridges that I'd been sent from the instant ink program would no longer work after my cancellation date and I should send them back for recycling. Part of the agreement, blah, blah, blah. OK, fine. I'd gotten a box of cartridges back in April of this year, but it was unopened as I hadn't needed them yet. Over the 2 year period, I've paid for what amounts for 2 "sets" of ink, but only used one. Presuming that the cartridges in my printer are nearly empty (since they sent me new ones 5 months ago), I've paid over double what I would otherwise have paid for the ink I've used. Very disappointing. Very not impressed with this program, which, at the moment, I'm feeling like is a rip off. I'm sure it was in the small print, but when I signed up and as I've been going along, it never occurred to me that the cartridges provided were any different than the ones I could buy anywhere. I thought it was just an ink subscription service. I would not recommend the program at this point, for any level of printing. The idea of not having to go run out to get ink is nice, but I'm not willing to pay what will end up being more than double the standard price for the convenience of "never running out of ink". I can never run out of ink by buying an extra set of cartridges and keeping them on the shelf near my printer.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Incredible Deal and Print Quality!

      Posted
      bu97
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      We signed up for this plan about 7 months ago when we bought the new Envy 5530. I was a little doubtful about the deal because it sounded too good to be true (and you know what they say about deals that seem too good to be true). Well, I'm now pleasantly surprised to say this one lives up to the bill! We signed up the day we got the printer and HP mailed us a welcome kit. As promised, they didn't start charging our monthly rate until we put the new cartridge in (which took a couple months). The new cartridges seem to print better quality than the ones that came with the printer. I LOVE that you can monitor your pages printed on the instant ink website. You can even view past print jobs or scan jobs. HP also sends a “warning email” when you get close to your allotted pages to help you manage the use. We have gone over by a few pages each month and happily paid the extra $1 for more pages. The nice thing is that un-used pages (up to a limit) are rolled over to the next month so you don't lose them. It sounds funny, but it seems like we enjoy printing more now. What I mean by that is if we want something printed, we just print it. We used to hesitate because it would use too much ink... so we may try and go into the settings and select "draft mode" so it wouldn't use as much ink (which resulted in a poor printout). Or when my kids want to print something colorful like a picture or something I would cringe at the amount of ink it used... I now respond, "go for it'... it all costs the same. In addition, we are going to save a TON! That's $36 - $48 per year to take care of all our printing needs!!! We used to spend over $120+ on print cartridges and then tried to conserve (as explained above) and just generally didn't like to print anything. We have enjoyed this service so much now that we set my parents up with the same printer and service. Don't have any negatives to point out at this time. However, I'll update this if I do run across any.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

      be careful

      Posted
      RAYDAD
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      I purchased the most expensive plan (300 pp/month: $ 9.95/mo) when I bought a new HP printer at Best Buy. There are 200 pp/mo and 100 pp/mo plans also for less cost. You reportedly can switch at any time and there is a rollover of a certain number of unused pages. I figured I would start with the most expensive plan and accumulate rollover pages, with plans to switch to lesser plan if I consistently used less. I had actually gone to the store looking for a printer made by Brother, but the HP factory representative was in the printer aisle and steered me towards the HP Officejet 8610. When he explained the Instant Ink program to myself and my adult son it was our understanding that for the $9.99 cost of the card to enroll in the program, we would receive the first 3 months of service: $9.99 purchase covered 1st month, a free month was being given away as introductory promotion, and finally when you registered your plan within 7 days using a promo code, a 3rd month of service was credited. After I did all of the above, I noted that my account had been credited for only 2 months instead of 3. I called HP and they stated that this was correct. I explained what I had been told, and they "escalated" the issue to a supervisor, who called me later and stuck with the two months only. I explained again what the HP rep had said to both myself and son, and offered that even if the rep had been misinformed, HP should give me the month in the name of good customer relations. He explained that he did not have sufficient authorization for this! REALLY? I guess only the CEO has the heft to authorize this amount of money. Oh well, lesson learned. I haven't yet used the first cartridges in the program to critique how the automatic ordering system works, but I may edit this review in future depending upon how that goes.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Don't BUY ink, get this instead!

      Posted
      xfreakazoidx
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      Personally I hate buying ink. It's expensive, you don't get alot and with some printers you have to buy 4 cartridges. When the best buy worked told us to get this HP monthly thing I laughed inside my head thinking "Yeah right, $10 for a months worth of ink at a time!". Sounded BEYOND impossible considering ONE ink cartridge itself is like $25-$45. But I read the card and thought it still seemed t good to be true. But I bought it anyways because the people there have always been honest with me. I got home and registered everything. They were right, it IS that cheap every month! Now I should point out how it works just so you understand. First, your HP printer has to be compatible with the program. Ours was a Officejet Pro 8710. From what there are only 4 models that this works with (future ones should be using the program though). Basically you register with HP and it automatically monitors your ink levels. When your levels are low you get sent new ink through the mail (quickly too). And they send you an envelope to return the old ink cartridges. Only if you want to though, its optional. We chose the $10 plan (there are varied price plans. In our case 300 pages per month. If we print more than 300 allotted pages worth of ink, we are charged $1 per 25 pages on the our plan. If we don't use up all the pages in a month, they roll over up to a month's worth of pages to apply to pages in excess of your monthly allotment. Also this isn't a contract so you can cancel at any time. So far its been working out great! And according to HP we save $672 a year (if we bought all ink as we needed it). Definitely buy, just make sure you have an idea of how many pages you print a month. We run a ministry out of our home so this saves us alot of money.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Bargain Pricing

      Posted
      ljcintx
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      I am enjoying this ink replacement service. I do not print a hugh amount of sheets so will probably lower my level when my free months are over. I have not had to get a replacement cartridge yet. The ones on this subscription are loaded with much more ink than the ones you purchase in the store. Ignore the negative reviews from people who were mad that they could not print when they cancelled the service. They just don't understand how the subscription works. They can still print if they go buy a regular cartridge from the store. I researched this before buying the HP printer. I no longer trusted by less expensive Brother printer & replacement ink when it took me 9-10 cleanings to get the new black cartridge to print properly. Doing so drained the ink so badly that it caused my color cartridges to run out. I decided to go back to HP cartridges that have the print head installed in the cartridge. Not all HP printers use the cartridges with included print head but the HP rep was at Best Buy and showed me which printers used those. The Envy 7640 was one of them. It has the 3 in 1 color cartridge instead of individual colors that I prefer. Hopefully, the subscription plan will automatically replace it when one of the colors is low. I am happy to be able to freely print at the best quality now instead of using economy settings to conserve ink. I hope they do not discontinue the subscription plan because without it HP replacement cartridges can be expensive. If your printer offers the subscription plan, give it a try & do the math. It will save you lots of money. Just get the rate that most closely matches your use. If that changes, you can change your rate plan at any time.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Loving This Proram

      Posted
      SemiMojoBar
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      I purchased an HP printer that was compatible with the instant ink program and decided to try it out. I am currently using the 50 pages per month level. If you go over 50 pages it is $1.00 for every 15 pages printed. The program itself at 50 pages per month costs $2.99 billed monthly to your checking/credit account. There is also a rollover feature for up to 50 unused pages which is nice. Once enrolled in the program ink cartridges are mailed directly to you and your printer monitors your ink levels and will let HP know when you need more ink and cartridges will be automatically mailed to you which is fabulous! I'm not sure if this is really the best deal money wise, but for me it was worth it when I considered my time and gas to go purchase ink, not to mention it always runs out when I'm in the middle of something and usually have to stop what I'm doing to go buy more. The nice thing is, if I need to print more pages I can change my plan for the month to one that allows more pages if it is a better deal. The most expensive plan is $9.99 for 300 pages (which allows 300 page rollover if you stay on that plan and going over is $1.00 more for every 25 pages.) For me this program was more about saving time and not having to worry about running out of ink and driving to the store in the middle of printing than it was about saving money. The program does claim that it saves money and I will see if I really do with more time, but I was paying more than $36.00 per year on ink with the printer I had before my HP instant ink printer, so hopefully it will also save money! It was also very easy to set up and enroll!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Sure Beats Buying Ink

      Posted
      Robert
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      On the surface this looks like a really great way to purchase ink. I will admit that I didn't do much in the way of research regarding the pros and cons of "leasing" ink, but some minor number crunching leads me to believe this will be much more economical than buying ink all the time. I will say that although 100 pages seemed like a lot of pages to have available per month (caveat: I am the only person using the printer), I easily blew through that in just a week. Granted, one of the docs I printed was 80 pages, but the other 20 pages sure seemed to come and go REALLY quickly in that week. That is no fault of HP, but just a fair warning to really analyze your print usage before you decide which plan to choose. The great thing is that even if you don't use your allotment in a given month, unused pages will roll over into the next month. In addition, HP has a site you can go to that will track your usage (when your printer is on), which makes it really easy to see how close you are to your limit and adjust accordingly without any penalty. So far this seems like a really good deal. You can quit at any time and adjust your page count on the fly with no penalty if you find you use more or less pages than you anticipated. The ink comes quickly from HP and there are no postage fees you have to pay. Good luck and I hope this review helped you out!

      I would recommend this to a friend



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